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    Sojourner Truth Carte de Visite measuring 2.5" x 4". Imprinted "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance SOJOURNER TRUTH" beneath her image. Albumen has excellent tone and contrast, with a single small scratch in the background. Verso bears copyright information: "Entered according to act of Congress in 1864 by SOJOURNER TRUTH... " Minor foxing spots on verso, otherwise near fine condition.

    Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree (after her father's owner) in New York, she had already run away from the chains of slavery when it was officially abolished in the state in 1827. Around 1840 she became a traveling preacher, and adopted the name Sojourner Truth in recognition of that calling and, as she asserted, following the instructions of the Holy Spirit.


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    February, 2008
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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